Myanmar, Ngapali Beach
Info : Sandoway Resort
The Sandoway Resort is Ngapali beach’s premier hotel – a stunningly crafted mix of opulent accommodation, lush gardens and carefully considered facilities.
Comprised of 56 villas & cottages and 22 Deluxe Rooms, there can be few resorts in the country that manage to be this luxurious whilst maintaining such an understated and unpretentious ambience. Beautifully designed and crafted in a traditional Burmese style throughout, the resort’s combination of space, functionality and aesthetics is a sight to behold. Set amidst six acres of verdant tropical gardens and shaded by mature palm trees, an air of peace and calm adorns every nook and cranny.
The Deluxe Rooms and Cottages are all identical in size and layout. The main differences are the location and the fact that the Deluxe rooms are not detached, whilst the cottages are stand alone units. All have private verandas, king size beds, air-conditioning and are set on two floors. The ground level is home to a relaxing lounge area, writing desk and bright, spacious bathrooms. The upper mezzanine level is where the bedroom is located, with large windows offering sea views.
The Sandoway Villas are the resort’s top rooms. Large and beautifully appointed, the layout here sees the king size bed at the centre of the ground floor, with sofa and lounge area leading to the large outdoor veranda. A spiral staircase leads to a dreamy daybed overlooking the beach which can be converted into an extra bed for families. The bathrooms have showers and a sunken marble bathtub. The Sandoway Villas really are the pinnacle of beach living and rival any resort in Asia for their quality.
Interiors are a blend of soft mauve and lilac colour schemes, intricate wooden floors, antique furniture and subtle lighting. None of the rooms in the resort have tvs, but the villas have cd players with quality speakers. The attention to detail and craftsmanship throughout is highly impressive and creates an environment that truly soothes the soul.
Sandoway Resort has two internationally orientated restaurants specialising in fresh seafood dishes. There are also two bar areas, an excellent spa, a business centre, free wifi internet, a library and quality swimming pool. One of the most unique features is a sixty seat cinema screening movies every afternoon and available for private hire.
The Sandoway Resort is Ngapali Beach’s premier resort and oozes quality in every aspect. The stunning traditional architecture and excellent service is complimented by 450 metres of beach frontage and make this resort reason enough alone to visit this amazing beach.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
- 3+ Specialist Restaurants
- Beach Bar
- Beach Frontage
- Beach Games
- Fine Dining Restaurant
- Free Airport Transfers
- Indoor Games
- Mountain Bikes
- Music Room
- Music System
- Spectacular Views
- Surround Sound System
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Wireless Internet
The recommendations of places to visit were perfect, particularly Lake Inle and Bagan and also the day trek in Kalaw was most enjoyable. We will use Experience Travel Group again for any trip of this sort as I felt that the service was personal and professional!